Cavities/Tooth Decay

At New Vision Dentistry, our expert team is highly skilled in cavity and tooth decay treatment.

Cavities are a common dental occurrence and can happen at every stage of life. Cavities and tooth decay may be asymptomatic and can go undetected until the problem worsens. Cavities and tooth decay are the most important reason to commit to regular dental exams and cleanings because they allow dentists to discover the signs of damage before it progresses. Tooth decay and cavities can be triggered by a few different factors, including:

  • Poor diet
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Lack of dental care
  • Genetics

When plaque and tartar build up in the mouth, it invites harmful bacteria to collect and grow on the surface of your teeth and the spaces between them. This bacteria begins to break down the enamel of your teeth, eroding it away and decreasing the integrity of your tooth. When enough of the enamel has been damaged, a cavity begins to form and is accelerated by the presence of the collected bacteria. The best way to avoid cavities is with proper brushing and flossing at least two times a day and a healthy diet with limited intake of starchy, sugary, and sticky foods. Even with regular brushing, cavities can still occur, but the team at New Vision Dentistry in Citrus Heights, CA, is here with the help you need to stop the progression of tooth decay and repair the damage.

Woman in pain because of her cavities

New Vision Dentistry has a menu of services to help treat and correct cavities and tooth decay, including:

  • Fillings (both amalgam and resin)
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns

Our team will work with you to devise a plan to treat your decay with the service you prefer.

If you notice any signs of tooth decay, including pain, increased sensitivity, dark spots, or holes on your teeth or pain increased by pressure from biting, don’t waste valuable time. Call our office to schedule an exam and x-ray of your teeth so Dr. Azouz, Dr. Behl, and our team can build a comprehensive plan to stop the progression of the damage. Oral healthcare requires regular and diligent attention, and you need a supportive team on your side to help maintain a winning smile.